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Tok intro -_y12__teachers

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    Tok intro -_y12__teachers Tok intro -_y12__teachers Presentation Transcript

    • Introducing TOK - a Practical Vehicle to Teach Critical, Creative and Applied Thinking Skills
      Explore the IB framework and requirements for TOK
      Highlight some principles of KGV’s programme
      Illustrate some TOK teaching practices
    • Starter ActivityWho is this and what is he perhaps most well known for?
    • How did you know (anything)?
      Reflect on the different types of ‘input’ you used
      TOK refers to these as ‘Ways of Knowing’ (WOK’s)
      Reflect on any specific ‘frames of reference’
      TOK refers to these as ‘Areas of Knowledge’ (AOK’s)
    • The Rumsfeld Paradigm
      ‘As we know, there are known known's.
      There are things we know. We also know
      there are known unknowns. That is to say
      there are some things we know we don’t
      know. But there are also unknown
      unknowns, the ones we don’t know we
      don’t know.’
    • Your Current TOK Perspectives
      Things you already know ie your ‘known known’s’
      Things you know you don’t know ie your ‘known ‘unknowns’
      Bonus prize to anyone who can list their ‘unknown unknowns’!
      Feedback from Prior Reflection Questions
      1) What do you understand TOK to be ABOUT?
      2) What do you understand TOK to be FOR?
      3) Can you give an example of where you have encountered TOK issues?
      4) Does being a really good (IB) teacher require you to understand TOK?
    • What is TOK about?- An IBO Diagram – one of three!
      • 1200-1600 word essay
      1 from 10 prescribed titles
      eg. “ Evaluate the strengths
      and weaknesses of
      reason as a way of
      • 10 min. oral presentation
      on a real life knowledge
      issue ‘of personal interest’
      What does it actually mean ‘to know’ something?
      You must be able to define this!
      What is YOUR ‘picture of knowledge’?
      It might be useful to actually draw an image!
      How do YOU come ‘to know’ something?
      Consider how this could be unique to you!
      The ‘Ways of Knowing’ are tools and/or
      filters for acquiring and understanding
      KEY LEARNINGS – WOK’s are;
      ‘Double-edged swords’
      a) Sources of knowledge and
      b) Obstacles to knowledge
      2) Their roles vary within the different ‘Areas
      of Knowledge’.
      The ‘Areas of Knowledge’ are subject areas
      and/or disciplines in which knowledge is
      frequently classified
      KEY LEARNINGS – AOK’s help us to;
      1) Understand the conceptual and methodological reasons for classification
      Explore how comparisons and contrasts between disciplines serve to;
      a) Clarify such partitioning of knowledge and
      b) Challenge such partitioning of knowledge
    • What is TOK for?
      • Enquiring into the known
      • Challenging the ‘obvious’
      • Researching detail
      • Thinking about meaning
      • Defining what things are or might be
      • Considering my experience and where I stand
      • Considering the implications of all this
    • What can it look like?
      TASK 1 Your map of the world
      You have 2 minutes in which to draw, as accurately and completely as you can, a map of the world.
      Do your best and discover what you carry in your mind as your picture of the world. You will not be marked (or otherwise judged) on the accuracy of your map.
      Be prepared to show and discuss your map of the world with others in the class.
    • Task Debrief
      In what ways are your maps similar and/or different to other people’s maps?
      What part of the world is in the centre?
      What part(s) have you drawn in the greatest detail? Why is that?
      What parts of the world have you drawn in little detail (or even left out)? Why is that?
      Looking at your map, what can we conclude about your picture of the world?
    • Development: Task 2A
      Consider these three ‘professional’ maps of the world:
      Which is most familiar to you? Why?
      Which seems most “right”? Why?
      Do any of the maps seem “wrong”? Why?
    • Map 1
      What ‘knowledge’ (or view) of the world does
      this map convey?
    • Map 2
      What ‘knowledge’ (or view) of the world does
      this map convey?
    • Map 3
      What ‘knowledge’ (or view) of the world does
      this map convey?
    • Task 2B
      Watch clip 1 (T drive)
      What do we learn about how country ‘size’ belies a country’s geopolitical influence on the global stage?
      Watch clip 2 (T drive)
    • Task 2A/B De-brief
      Knowledge comes both from direct experienceand information provided by others
      THREE types of knowledge:
      Experiential – i.e. knowing something by direct, face-to-face encounter with her/him/it.
      Practical – i.e. knowing how to do something
      i.e. a skill or proficiency (e.g. learning how to swim)
      Propositional – i.e. knowledge of facts or truths stated in propositions; entirely language-dependent
      e.g. knowledge that all horses are mammals (i.e. told)
    • TOK Journal Reflection
      How have today’s mapping activity, discussion/debrief, and West Wing clips challenged:
      Your view of knowledge?
      Your understanding of what you know and don’t know?
      Your own picture(s) of knowledge?